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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2020, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust burns grass

I have a Montgomery Ward Power Kraft Lawn Tractor (1994) 18HP/42” mower.
When I idle mower on grass, heat from exhaust burns grass any suggestions for a fix?
I acquired this off of Craigslist, whom ever had before rigged some stuff. I don't know if original equipment, maybe left/took something off?
Any ideals about a deflector?
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Here's another picture I don't know if it's heat from whole muffler or just the open end?
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I think they blow most of the engine heat out past the muffler on them too. My Deere has a shield to deflect some of the heat below the muffler. Maybe you could put a narrow piece of aluminum across below it to deflect more of the hot air out toward the front would help? One thing to watch on that though is make sure the debris does not collect on the heat shield. I have to becareful with mine as the leaves can collect on it in the fall. Have to keep it cleared off to prevent it from possibly catching fire.

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maybe you could go to an auto parts store , they usually have short adapter pipes for exhaust on cars ...not sure if they would have anything that small diameter , might be worth a shot
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best if you can attach a piece of metal heat shield across the front bracket ,under the exhaust pipe, and bend the front up a bit to deflect exhaust heat up away from your grass.....
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